Asked by dave 01
In 2007 I felt my back go. At first I thought it was a slipped disk, but as time went on, it became apparrent it was more than that. The pain increased in my back, my left side started to feel like pins and needles then burning pains started down my left arm and leg. 2 years later the pain is now in both legs and feet and both arms and hands. I have been referred to 2 different hospitals by my G.P. The one who is at my pain clinic says I have a buldging disk, my neuroligist says I don't and the pain is a separate issue. All I know is this has ruined my life. I am 45 years old. I dont have any real answers after 2 years of scans, etc. Oh, I now also have the feeling that my left leg and foot are wet which is becoming more frequent. Could this be fibroneuralgia? My pain killers don't really give me any relief, oxycontin and slow-release morphine, etc. Can anyone help?
I can't say whether or not you have fibromyalgia, but here's a link to an article that might help: What is Fibromyalgia?
The burning pain and pins and needles you describe sounds like there is some nerve involvement, probably stemming from your back. You might try seeing a physiatrist (doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation). They can be very good at tracking down the cause of pain and can be very effective in treating back problems.
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